Services & Maintenance

Facility managers are often required to take a reactionary approach when it comes to problem solving. This column provides proactive, “how to” solutions to some of the ongoing issues.



renewables, renewable energy

Hold Off On Renewables: Start With Energy Efficiency

Before jumping into an investment in renewables, first optimize your energy systems for cost savings and efficiency.
Green Cleaning

Green Cleaning: Back To The Future

Facility management staff need to retrain their green cleaning muscle.
Roof Maintenance

Tactics To Maximize Your Roof’s Lifespan

Neglected roof maintenance and inappropriate user handling are responsible for shorter lifespans. Plus, questions to ask about roof maintenance.
IoT device power generation

Energy Management: Moving Away From Batteries

An alternative style of IoT device power generation may ease a facility’s energy burden.
Maintenance And Repair Talent Shortages

Overcoming Maintenance And Repair Talent Shortages

See how field service management (FSM) software can help mitigate maintenance and repair talent shortages.
water heating equipment

To Repair Or Replace

Many water heating equipment breakdowns can be prevented with routine maintenance.
plumbing systems

Developing A Plumbing Work Plan

Evaluate what steps it takes to ensure plumbing systems are running efficiently and effectively.
building resiliency

Maintaining A Resilient Building

Given the state of climate change, along with an increased focus on building safety and security, building resiliency is more top of mind than ever.
Obstruction Lights

Selecting Dependable Obstruction Lights

For a building’s safety and compliance, facility managers need to explore options for obstruction lighting.
cleaning strategy

The Future Of The Cleaning Industry

As we enter a new era, it’s important to analyze your role and reevaluate your cleaning strategy.
Saving Water In Restrooms

Saving Water In Restrooms

Restroom fixtures integrated with IoT technology can help achieve meaningful water saving benefits for long-lasting results.
landscape water

Five Ways To Conserve Water For Landscapes

Smart management of landscape water pays big dividends. Take a look around facility grounds to identify water efficiency opportunities.
recycling

Recycling Takes New Direction

A nationwide revamp of the recycling infrastructure led by the U.S. EPA moves downstream to facilities.
hand drying

A Look At Sustainable Hand Drying

When thinking about what makes a commercial restroom sustainable, low-flow toilets and LED lighting might come to mind. But what about hand drying methods?
High-Efficiency Toilet

Choosing A High-Efficiency Toilet

Many facility managers are interested in installing high-efficiency toilets (HETs) in their buildings to save water and reduce utility bills.
green cleaning program

Embracing Green Cleaning Products, Processes

With a carefully considered green cleaning program, facility managers can protect the environment while safeguarding occupants and staff.
roof maintenance

Get Roofs Ready For Winter

Farewell to summer, and hello to cool season commercial roof maintenance.
access control solutions

Access Control: Touchless, Frictionless, Or Both?

While both touchless and frictionless access control solutions promote similar benefits, there are differences that are important for facilities customers to understand.
water conservation

Get The Message: Reduce Water Use

In facilities, communicating conservation efforts and results to occupants makes a difference. Plus, water management Q&A.
Sustainable Groundskeeping

Three Sustainable Groundskeeping Ideas

With these simple sustainable groundskeeping ideas, grounds and facilities departments can show they care about practices that are economically and environmentally viable.
Fault detection and diagnosis (FDD) webinar

Did You Miss Our “Building Analytics, Skilled Labor Shortages & Decarbonization” Webinar?

View this free video webinar to learn how fault detection and diagnostics (FDD) has become a critical part of the resilient facility team’s tech stack.
Optimizing operations, Hybrid Office

View Our Free “Optimizing Operations In The Hybrid Office” Webinar

In this free video webinar, learn how optimizing operations in an office building has taken on newfound significance in the era of hybrid work.

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